Not that Chinese ZTE is anyone unknown, far from it. Huawei's strongest competitor is well known for its USB UMTS sticks you might got from your carrier and it's also in the mobile phone and smartphone business. However, so far, ZTE is mostly selling its devices under the carrier names and brands, even if it is already available in certain countries under its own brand. For instance has ZTE already entered the smartphone market in the UK and Spain as well as in Angola where the company's devices are on sale under its own brand. And even in Uzbekistan (see photo bellow from my recent trip to there), ZTE is advertising its brand.
And now, following the UK, Spain and Angola, and a couple of other countries - I'm sure, ZTE is soon also entering the German market and is going to bring the "ZTE Skate" to the German market again - but this time under its own brand.
While ZTE's budget Android-smartphone, which runs Android 2.3, is neither new, nor unknown in Germany - it's already available in Germany from Base as the "Base Lutea 2" - so far it wasn't available under the ZTE brand.
Let's see what else ZTE is showing us next month in Munich, at its ZTE Skate launch in Munich and at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Cheers ~ Arne